We’re Shaking Out the Details for June 20th

Please RSVP for the evening festivities!

Event Location

McDonald’s Headquarters
1045 W Randolph

*Guests should enter Randolph Street entrance (where the McDonald’s restaurant is located)

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The Day's Agenda

Thursday, June 20

Welcome & Kickoff
Joe Shaker Jr.
Joe Shaker

Joe Shaker Jr.

President, Shaker Recruitment Marketing

Opening Remarks
Melanie Steinbach
Melanie Steinbach

Melanie Steinbach

Chief Talent Officer, McDonald's

High-touch, High Class, High Conversions
Gerry Crispin
Gerry Crispin

Gerry Crispin

Principal and Co-Founder,
Career Xroads

“The Candidate Experience.” It’s a construct that now informs best practices at all stages of the jobseeker journey. What are stand-out employers doing to elevate (and excel) at this? Gerry will share unique insights and trending strategies of visionary employers, stemming from the Candidate Experience Awards (CandE’s). Presentation plus Q&A.

The Evolution of Jobs Advertising
Chris Forman
Christian Forman

Chris Forman

CEO and Founder, Appcast

Chris has worked in the recruiting industry for 20 years, developing smart recruiting tools that have helped hire millions of people around the globe. He’s been at the forefront of the HR and TA tech landscape his entire career and will share with us his unique perspective about the evolution of job distribution and recruitment marketing. Presentation plus Q&A.

Ideation Workshop

An immersive, design-thinking inspired workshop approach that will extend beyond the typical meeting experience. The goals are to collaborate and ideate around employer branding, recruitment media, and the candidate experience. Stemming from unique insights shared from the morning program, we’ll bring it all together into a holistic view, and wrap with some actionable strategies for you and your teams.

Shaker Party

Our VIP group will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a full-course dinner in downtown Chicago.

Shaker Party

Shuttles will depart from McDonald’s HQ at 5:00 to sail the Chicago River at 5:45PM. On the cruise we will enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dinner. The cruise will conclude at 9pm. You can board the shuttle back to McDonald’s HQ or leave on your own from the boat which is docked on the Chicago River Walk at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge (with easy access to taxis and Ubers).

We are excited that you will be joining us for Shaker Sessions, but understand that not everyone will be able to join us for the boat cruise. If you could please RSVP for the cruise, we would greatly appreciate it.


McDonald’s HQ

Parking at McDonald’s HQ is extremely limited. If driving, we suggest reserving via the SpotHero app at a nearby garage. We recommend ride share or public transportation. McDonald’s is in the West Loop, just two blocks from the Morgan Green Line CTA station. It is less than a mile from Ogilvie Metra and Union Station where Metra south and west side lines, as well as Amtrak, operate.

Shaker Party

If you are driving to the boat, parking can be found at 111 E Wacker Dr. (Illinois Center’s LAZ Parking Services Garage) or other lots around the intersection of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Drive. Again, the SpotHero app can be used to find parking.